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I've seen the other posts on this question, but unfortunately I'm still having difficulty understanding the meaning of the direction of the torque vector. It makes intuitive sense that the magnitude of the torque exerted on an object is dependent on the length of the lever arm and the angle between the lever arm and the applied force.
What I don't understand is what the direction of the torque vector is describing. How can I relate the direction of the torque vector to a real world example (that is not an example involving a wrench + screw and the screw "unscrewing" in the direction of the torque...which doesn't give me any more of an intuition on what torque means).